1. "If you didn't see me put this flyer on your windshield, I could have stolen your car," read the ads for Ray Wright's Philadelphia burglar alarm business. While he was placing them on other people's windshields, his own car was stolen.
2. In 1999 Roger Russell began a 2600-mile walk across South Africa to promote crime prevention. Two days into his walk, Russell was robbed at gunpoint.
3. Two plainclothes German police officers were making their way through a crowd of protesters to meet up with some uniformed officers. But the uniformed officers met them half way and beat the two with night sticks. The bruised officers sued their police department.